Kirk Boxleitner

Kirk Boxleitner has been a published film and television reviewer since September of 2017, first for the Port Townsend Leader, then for the Shelton-Mason County Journal and the Rainshadow Journal. His October 17, 2017, review of "Blade Runner 2049" for the Port Townsend Leader won second place, for all circulation groups, in the "Art Reviews" category of the WNPA (Washington Newspaper Publisher Association) Better Newspaper Contest awards in 2018. He's won close to 30 WNPA awards over the course of his career as a reporter covering all aspects of civic and community life for newspapers and online publications throughout Washington state — including the Marysville Globe, the Arlington Times, the North County Outlook, the Port Townsend Leader, the Rainshadow Journal and the Shelton-Mason County Journal — and occasionally parts of Montana (at the Philipsburg Mail and the Silver State Post) and Wyoming (at the Thermopolis Independent Record) since February of 2004. He was also an enlistee and journalist in the U.S. Navy from August of 1996 to October of 2003, who received a Navy Chief of Information (CHINFO) Merit Award for his work as a journalist, and deployed overseas onboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) as part of Operation Enduring Freedom from 2001 to 2002 and Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

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